Why come to Future Tense?

Future Tense will show how we will live and do business in 2030. Many corporations hire teams of futurologists who predict the needs of consumers of the future and suggest changes to be made by the corporations. Use this knowledge and apply them to your business. Be ready to face the changes arriving at exponential speed. Find out how leading Croatian companies are tackling this at the CEO Future Panel.

What topics will the futurologist tallk about?

Gerd Leonhard will be speaking about the exponential development of technology, its affect on society and the changes we must make immediately. David Birch will present new payment methods which will change money transactions as we know them. Aric Dromi will talk about smart cities of the future and the necessity to adapt to technological development. Food futurologist Morgaine Gaye will talk about the changes in eating habits which will change the way we consume food.

What is futurology?

Futurology is a scientific discipline which explores and predicts the possibilities of technological and social development. Futurologists are interdisciplinary scientists who predict the future emerging from the complexity of modern society. Companies hire futurologists in risk management and as advisers with decision making.

Sign of the future

The conference's visual identity is and animated sign created in real time. It depends on the communication on Twitter related to a certain topic. The changes in the visual represent the mental process of vision manifestation: of considering and rejecting ideas on the future and actively searching for the right questions and answers.

  • As the business world becomes increasingly rooted in new technologies, innovation and disruption, we need to be alert, adaptive and agile to be successful. Looking into the future and trends.

    — Jiří Dvorjančanský | predsjednik Uprave A1 Hrvatska —

  • As the innovation leader on the Croatian market we carefully monitor not only current and upcoming trends but also futurologists' foresight about what the future brings to us. Therefore, our involvement in a conference of this type is a logical step. The keynote speakers at the conference are people whose reflections we monitor on a regular basis and it is amazing that we will have an opportunity to see and hear them here in Croatia.

    — Jiří Dvorjančanský | predsjednik Uprave A1 Hrvatska —



  • Futurology as a broad term, which includes the future of media, is an important topic for our business, but for the Croatian economy as a whole as well. Therefore, we are happy to stand by this conference and hear the predictions of the world’s leading futurologists.

    — Dražen Mavrić | CEO Nova TV —

  • Nova TV is the leader in ratings, business and technological innovations. We are the domestic market trend setters. We are always considering new, innovative ways of bringing content to our viewers through all our platforms – TV and digital.

    — Dražen Mavrić | CEO Nova TV —


  • To be better tomorrow, you need to buckle down today. We are all witnessing the incredibly fast changes in our living and business environments, and the pace of the changes is only going to get faster. The key ingredient to Addiko Bank's business model is a continuous transformation into a more modern and innovative organization to the satisfaction of our clients and our employees.

    — Mario Žižek | CEO Addiko bank d.d. —

  • We are very pleased to be able to support the Future Tense conference and open the doors to the future first hand. Maybe we cannot imagine the product our future customers will want, but futurology can help us predict their needs and the upcoming shift in trends, which is a great guide for planning future development.

    — Zvijezda d. d. —

  • The focus of our business has always been a modern and innovative product customized to the needs of the consumer. This strategy has ensured a successful 100 years, so we plan on implementing it in the next 100, taking into consideration all accessible sources of information and relevant partners.

    — Zvijezda d. d. —

  • Prateći nadolazeće trendove, A1 je prije dvije godine započeo transformaciju i mijenjanje svog poslovnog modela prelazeći iz konvergentnog telekoma u digitalnu kompaniju. Jednako nam je važno da mijenjamo i sami sebe, naše procese i korporativnu kulturu, s obzirom na očekivanja ne samo tržišta nego i svojih sadašnjih, a i budućih zaposlenika, da bismo uopće bili u mogućnosti odgovoriti na disrupciju i promjene koje ona donosi.

    — Jiří Dvorjančanský | predsjednik Uprave A1 Hrvatska —

  • Sretni smo što smo dio Future Tense konferencije i imamo priliku potaknuti poslovnu zajednicu na aktivno promišljanje budućnosti i što konkretniju poslovnu i tehnološku prilagodbu rapidnim promjenama.

    — Katarina Šiber Makar | CEO IN2 —

  • The world is changing irreversibly, in its social structure as well as through the appearance of new digital business models. Here, technology is the key initiator. IN2 acknowledges and follows upcoming trends and we implement them in our software solutions through innovations in AI, the Internet of things, smart cities and other digital solutions.

    — Katarina Šiber Makar | CEO IN2 —

  • Gerd did a fantastic job at a recent global logistics conference, opening up the opportunities of the future, bringing in varied examples from a host of different industries to explore new ways of thinking - big impact with the team.

    — John Marsden | VP APAC Unilever —

  • Feedback has been extremely positive for Aric’s presentation, which provided a totally different point of view and encouraged people to think on a different level.

    — Financial Publishers —

  • Aric gave an ideal keynote to stimulate the conference audience and kick-start more creative, innovative thinking and development.

    — Global Hardware Provider —

  • The future that's ahead of us can be described with 3 Ds - decarbonization, digitalization, and decentralization. HEP of the future will produce energy without or with very few CO2 emissions, use advanced technology in distribution and supply, and be able to successfully do business in an environment of distributed energy production and active customers.

    — Ivica Žigić | Director of Department of Corporate Communications HEP d.d. —

  • HEP will put its developmental emphasis on renewable energy sources. This will contribute in the fulfillment of Croatia's international obligations and the realization of global sustainable development as well as ensure the leading role of HEP in the energy transition of the country.

    — Ivica Žigić | Director of Department of Corporate Communications HEP d.d. —

  • Ambitious plans which affect more than the entire Croatian society are impossible to achieve without a timely sensibilization, including the public, and cooperating with all important stakeholders.

    — Ivica Žigić | Director of Department of Corporate Communications HEP d.d. —

  • Wee see the Future Tense conference, which will gather many relevant managers and experts from the business and intellectual world, as a place and a tool for creating and strengthening our cooperation in shaping our future together, and we are therefor proud to support it.

    — Ivica Žigić | Director of Department of Corporate Communications HEP d.d. —





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  • „Humanity will change more in next 20 years than in the past 300 years.“

    Gerd Leonhard
  • „Food is something we all have in common. No matter what we eat or don’t eat; we make personal, cultural, societal, political and aspirational decisions with everything we buy, grow and consume.“

    Morgaine Gaye
  • “While most of us are busy looking back at our achievements, a few brave souls are about to step forward and jump into the unknown.”

    Aric Dromi
  • „The future is not a time period but a point of view.“

    Gerd Leonhard
  • "I look at food as an identity and I research food trends to give an indicator of what’s to come."

    Morgaine Gaye


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